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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    No it's from living in little towns and/or villages, and not travelling widely.
    any evidence to support that allegation?

    For all of Scooter's stupidity he is living in Germany having travelled from Scotland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    No it's from living in little towns and/or villages, and not travelling widely.
    Exactly what are you saying


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    Ich komme aus Syria. Was Stadt? Aleppo
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    I regularly meet refugees/asylum seekers from Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Tibet. It's very difficult to tell where they come from without asking - they're so varied.

    It's easier to locate the Africans: mainly from Nigeria, Eritrea, Ivory Coast or Ghana, with a sprinkling of Ethiopians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I regularly meet refugees/asylum seekers from Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Tibet. It's very difficult to tell where they come from without asking - they're so varied.

    It's easier to locate the Africans: mainly from Nigeria, Eritrea, Ivory Coast or Ghana, with a sprinkling of Ethiopians.
    What?! you have even met white ones like scooter

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    We had some new members join our Deutsch course this morning. Woher kommst du? (where do you come from?). An Irish gal answered, no escaping where she'd come from when I heard the accent. The next gal sat next to her, blonde hair, white. You know Brits abroad have that look.. I was expecting her to say somewhere from the south west of England. Ich komme aus Syria. Was Stadt? Aleppo. Since 18 months ago. She'd never left the country before that time. Parents were Syrians.

    .....snip....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I regularly meet refugees/asylum seekers from Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Tibet. It's very difficult to tell where they come from without asking - they're so varied.

    It's easier to locate the Africans: mainly from Nigeria, Eritrea, Ivory Coast or Ghana, with a sprinkling of Ethiopians.
    And?

    Sorry born, grew up and worked in large cities. If you bother to talk to people you find your neighbours, colleagues etc aren't what you think they are. Even names don't always follow...

    Hence my comment about people from small places who aren't widely travelled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    So, the UK media is responsible for you being an arrogant, bigoted, small minded, tw@t?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    We had some new members join our Deutsch course this morning. Woher kommst du? (where do you come from?). An Irish gal answered, no escaping where she'd come from when I heard the accent. The next gal sat next to her, blonde hair, white. You know Brits abroad have that look.. I was expecting her to say somewhere from the south west of England. Ich komme aus Syria. Was Stadt? Aleppo. Since 18 months ago. She'd never left the country before that time. Parents were Syrians.

    It was first time I've met a refugee from Syria let alone from that bloodbath of a city. And you could have blown me over with a piece of paper against the expectation of what someone from that part of the world should have looked like. Nothing like the Daily wail interpretation of young dark skinned male refugees clambering over each other as the paper would have me believe.

    I felt ashamed of the stereotype that made its home in my head. Utterly so. After chatting more with her, my shame only grew. The life she spoke of before could have been any UK city. UK media has only led me to believe in uneducated, non monied individuals.

    Someone once told me Germany sucked up all the 'fresh' refugees at the start of the open door program and left the cannon fodder to everyone else. It is clear to me Germany stands to benefit from such individuals, even against other Germans whom I meet who are just as lazy as their British sit at home counterparts.

    Perhaps there's something to this fake news business after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Either your German is horrible or you're quoting horrible German
    Die erste. Immer. Oder vielleicht es ist Bayrisch Deutsch
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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